You are a good mommy!!!

   Yeah... I know it's Sunday.... Which means that I didn't post on Saturday. ...more

But I'm only 34!

I just don't feel like it. That was the sum of my feelings about life for the past year or so. I didn't feel like going out to eat, going shopping, having friends over or even talking on the phone. I didn't feel like cooking dinner, organizing my home, doing the laundry or even getting out of bed. My life had become uneventful days of existing in my bed, parenting from my bed, & counting down the hours until bedtime at 7pm. Showering had become a weekly chore. Makeup sat in its case. Clothes stayed in the closet. Hair in a bun on top of my head. Nails unmanicured. Legs unshaven. Why?...more


If I'm honest, I've never been able to fully enjoy myself sitting at the beach on a hot summer's day. Sure, when I first get there, I'll plop down my chair in the sand, gaze at the beautiful ocean, breathe in that salty ocean air and soak in the sunshine with a huge sense of pleasure but, inevitably, my gaze begins to wander. I don't think I'm unique in this experience. Before I know it, I'm people watching and eyeing up passers-by beneath the protection of my shades. It doesn't take long before some toned body goes running by on the water's edge and I'm reminded, yet again, of my non-existent exercise routine. I may be thin but I'm not toned. Someone who eats healthy can be skinny but to be toned you need to actually work your muscles. If you avoid exercise, as I almost always have, it's as if you'll always feel that slight sense of disconnect and discontent with your own body. It's a subtle non-spoken guilt that comes out to play only when you finally reveal your skin to the sunshine. No matter how many times I try to feel confident sitting on the beach, I generally walk away from the day feeling disheartened and agitated with no one to blame but myself....more

Mommy Needs A Getaway Giveaway

 Mommy Needs A Getaway Giveaway All mommies need a break! Wouldn’t it be great to have a vacation? Get your entries in. ...more

Funny Sh*t My Son Said: An Excerpt for Bartlett's Book of Quotations

Here are some funny things my son said today:...more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: To Wives Before You Were Mommy

I have a love/hate relationship with blog posts that hit home. You know, the ones that really make you feel bad or guilty. Well, this is one of them: Our anniversary is coming up, so I thought it’d be the perfect time to post this. I’m going to sum it up/put in my favorite parts of it like I have done on many of the other Thoughtfulness Thursday posts....more

And then there were three...

Hubby and I have been on and off about trying for a child of our own. Last October we started trying, it lasted about three months, to no avail. We're pretty impatient so I went back on the pill and decided maybe in a few months we could try again. We ended up buying a boat in January, taking full advantage of  living on the water. From January to April we have been out every weekend, through all types of weather, the good, the bad and the ugly....more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: "Mommy, Somebody Needs You"

Thoughtfulness Thursdays: "Mommy, Somebody Needs You" If you haven't read this post by now, you should:

Thoughtfulness Thursday: Mommyhood Isn't Glamorous II

I love when I find a blog post that relates so well to my life that I could have written it myself. This is that article: ...more